Awarded to the student with Highest standing in Charter Issues in Criminal Law.
Born in Winnipeg in 1913, Hart Green attended St. John’s College and graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B.A. in 1932, and the Manitoba Law School in 1936. With the outbreak of war in 1939 he was recalled to active service as Major with the Officers Training Corps. Later he went overseas as an infantry officer rank and became Assistant Judge Advocate General at the Canadian Military Headquarters in London, serving in the same capacity in Ottawa after the war until he left military service in 1946. Returning to Winnipeg, he resumed his law practice with his father, S. Hart Green K.C.
Mr. Green was very active in community service. He helped to establish the Jewish National Fund and served on the executive of the Chaim Weizman Club and the National Executive of the Zionist Organization of Canada. He was involved with B’nai B’rith, Israel Bond and the Mount Sinai Lodge of the Masonic Order. He was also honorary solicitor of the Victoria General Hospital for many years.
At 57 years of age, Hart Green Jr., Q.C., died on January 6, 1971. His wife, Mrs. Hilda Green, established this prize in his honour in 1972. The Hart Green Junior Memorial Prize in Criminal Procedure is awarded to the student who achieves high standing in the course, Criminal Procedure, and who satisfactorily completes his or her year.
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